Why are We Baptists? (Acts 8:36-38)Pastor Jared Shumate, December 2, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Sunday Evening, December 2nd, 2018 - Where are we Baptists? - Pastor Jared Shumate
The timeline of Christian growth begins with being unsaved, then after we have accepted the gift of salvation we are to be baptized. After that we should join a local church assembly, then we should begin communicating with God on a regular basis and building a relationship with God, then we should begin living for God, and ultimately fulfilling the Great Commission and telling others about God.
While all of these are important in the growth of a Christian, we at Valley View are literally named after one of these acts. We are an independent baptist church. Baptism is a prime function of our denomination. But what does it mean to be a Baptist? Why are we Baptists?
Tonight Pastor Jared shows us the details of baptism and why we call ourselves Baptists.
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36And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. (KJV)